This year, we're going to go through my latest full-length novel, Pianissimo.
Today is day 4, which means the letter of the day is D.
D is for devotion. Devotion is a theme that runs through the entire story, and in a few different ways.
First off there is the devotion between Corinne and Darryl. Through thick and in, tours and stationing, they travel the world together. Even when Darryl is on the other side of the Earth, Corinne patiently and devotedly waits for his return.
Agnes and Margaret are incredibly devoted to each other. Despite social stigmas and bigotry, their love and devotion never waivers.
Then there's Corinne devotion to Agnes, Margaret, and the piano. As Corinne learns the story of her home's past, she becomes deeply connected to Agnes and Margaret. The piano suddenly takes form as a living tribute to them. Even though she has no background or experience in piano refinishing, Corinne takes on the daunting task of revitalizing the piano. It is painful and difficult to say the least, but she remains devoted to the project and sees it all the way through.
Devotion takes on many forms in Pianissimo. Even when things are at their most difficult, if we remain devoted, the outcome is well worth it. Pianissimo reminds us of that.